Distressed Tile Video
After the super fun we had with the Tangling over Distressed Tile ebook, it was about time I create a video: this video is a little over an hour and shows the ENTIRE PROCESS from beginning to end.
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In this lesson you will learn to:
Prepare a distressed tile and what to look for when creating tiles for tangling
Look and enhance the features of a distressed tile
Understand how to use different media including ink pens, watercolor brush markers, alcohol pens, permanent ink pens, gel pens
Understand how to combine and control color to create luminous shading
Create soft and sharp highlights, including "twinkling" highlights
Sooooo many tips and tricks!
List of Supplies
I use a variety of different brands, not hesitating to mix different types of media - with varied degrees of success! I've included links to Amazon or Blicks.com for you to find them easily (there is no additional cost to you). Some of these belong to sets and will not be found individually so feel free to adapt and change the colors or brands!
- 4-inch Strathmore Bristol Vellum tile
- pencil - any type, just for string and correcting highlights
- 01 Sakura Micron brown ink pen (nib is actually 0.25mm)
- Distress Ink pads or stain in spray bottles: at least 3 colors plus white "picket fence". You can also use Dylusions Spray Ink.
A large plastic box or drawer
Plastic food wrap
A small spray bottle with water
A small spray bottle with alcohol
- Hair dryer or heat gun
- Sharpie pens ultra fine point in various colors (waterproof)
Distress Ink Watercolor brush pens in various colors (or any other type of water-soluble brush pen, Koi, Tombow, etc).
White gel pen
Waterbrush (or regular paintbrush, a container with clean water)
- Optional: White prismacolor pencil
- Gold metallic Sakura Gelly Roll
Do you feel like your distressed shading is missing something?
You'll understand to control color like never before.
FROM BEGINNING TO END, A FULL PROJECT
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Additionally, if you want to get really into the details of the right supplies, the technique and the process, consider also getting my ebook: